Thursday, March 09, 2017

Latest news overnight from The Bookseller

Baileys Womens Prize for Fiction
The £30,000 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction has longlisted three former winners of the prize, Eimear McBride, Rose Tremain and Linda Grant, for 2017's award.
Carnegie and Kate Greenaway
CILIP will launch an independent review of its Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals following the controversy that was sparked by its 2017 Carnegie Medal longlist, which did not include a single black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) writer.
Katie Hopkins Rude
Biteback is to publish Rude, the memoir of highly controversial columnist and broadcaster Katie Hopkins.
World Book Day
David Walliams has racked up the best single week of sales ever for a (single) World Book Day title, with Blob (HarperCollins Children's) soaring 449% in volume week on week to shift 103,571 copies, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Daunt Books
Daunt Books in Chelsea may have to move after more than 10 years if a planning application to redevelop the building block is granted tonight (8th March).
Creative Access
Creative Access is to operate as a not-for-profit social enterprise from this month as a result of having its funding withdrawn from the government.

HarperCollins has reopened its graduate scheme and is targeting more than 100 universities.
Tim Peake
Penguin Random House is publishing British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s second book, Ask an Astronaut, this October.
Sam Coates
Sam Coates, senior rights executive of Vintage Books at Penguin Random House, has won the £10,000 Deborah Rogers Foundation Bursary, which going forwards has been renamed the Deborah Rogers Foundation (DRF) David Miller Bursary.
John le Carré
Viking is publishing a new John le Carré novel this year, A Legacy of Spies - the first novel in over 25 years to feature British intelligence officer George Smiley.
European Court of Justice
The European Court of Justice has said VAT on e-books cannot be reduced to that of printed books.
David Miller
A memorial service in celebration of the life of literary agent David Miller, formerly of Rogers, Coleridge and White, is being held on the 12th March at the Union Chapel in Islington, London.

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